Mental Health

Agencies:

Capitol County Children’s Collaborative (CCCC): Initiative that is in the process of reforming the delivery of supportive services to families with children who have complex emotional and behavioral needs. WEBSITE

Division of Mental Health Services NJ: 1-800-382-6717

Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare Youth Partial Care Program: Partial care program for youth 12-17 with emotional/behavioral problems. The program provides up to 5 hours of group-based services daily. Other services include case management, individual counseling and support, addiction treatment including random drug and alcohol screening, skill development in activities of daily living, relationships, anger management and other essential skills, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring, and transportation. 609-396-0800 

Local Support Groups:

General:

Intensive Family Support Services (NJ): Offers supportive activities to assist families who have a relative diagnosed with mental illness.  Families are offered a variety of services based on the individual's need.  Services are available to any family and are free of charge.  Psycho education, single family consultations, support, respite, advocacy and referrals. 1-866-626-4437

Mercer County Youth Partnership: Group made up of active young people ages 13-21 whose mission is to educate the community on mental health issues. WEBSITE

Mental Health Association in NJ: Helps mental health consumers and their families explore services available in their community.  Also advocates for needed services. 973-571-4100 WEBSITE

NAMI NJ (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with a mental illness and their families.  Provides self-help groups, education and advocacy.  732-940-0991WEBSITE

Anxiety/Phobias:

GROW: Mutual self-help group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.  Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meets in Hamilton. 732-575-5765

New Perspectives: Mutual support for persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or panic disorder.  Meets in Washington Crossing. 609-818-0177

OCD Support Group: Support for persons who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.  Family members and friends are welcome.  Meets in Marlton. 856-751-1957

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Informal forum for support, education and socialization among those diagnosed with depression, bipolar or related disorders.  Family and friends also welcome.  Meets in Princeton. WEBSITE

Resources:

General:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Resources and advocacy for children and adolescents. WEBSITE

American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives: Consumer based website with information and resources. WEBSITE

American Psychological Association: The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. WEBSITE

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law. WEBSITE

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health: Parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families. WEBSITE

Half of Us: Website dedicated to helping others cope with feelings, reach out to friends and encourage the conversation on mental health. WEBSITE

Mental Health America (MHA): Addresses the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. WEBSITE

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Focuses on support, advocacy and research for improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. 1-800-950-6264 WEBSITE

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center: Provides information and literature on anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. 1-888-615-6464 WEBSITE

National Mental Health Services Information Center: Refers callers to mental health organizations. 1-800-789-2647 WEBSITE

New York University Child Study Center: The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder. WEBSITE

NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline: (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.) Provides information and referral to all public mental health services in NJ.  1-866-202-4357

Reach out/Speak Out Self-Help Center: Consumer-run self-help center that offers mutual support and socialization for mental health consumers.  Advocacy, education, social activities and referrals in Hamilton, NJ. 609-586-2551

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. WEBSITE

Value Options: Provides comprehensive information on all emotional, behavioral and mental health services for children up to age 18 and their families. 1-877-652-7624

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. WEBSITE

Anxiety/Phobias:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Promotes diagnosis and treatment of all anxiety and related disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.  Provides referrals, education and clinical trial information. WEBSITE

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.: Support and education for people with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, their families and professionals.  Listings of treatment providers and support groups.WEBSITE

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. WEBSITE

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

Brain & Behavior Research Fund: The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.  WEBSITE

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Mutual support and information for persons with depression and bipolar disorder and their families.  Provides education on the nature of depressive illnesses.  Advocacy for research and improved access to care. WEBSITE

Dep-Anon: 12-Step program for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a family member's depression. WEBSITE

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: Provides information posted by members to provide support to families of children or teens with bipolar disorder.  WEBSITE

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred): Dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression. iFred is dedicated to Bringing Depression Hope. WEBSITE

Agencies:

Capitol County Children’s Collaborative (CCCC): Initiative that is in the process of reforming the delivery of supportive services to families with children who have complex emotional and behavioral needs. WEBSITE

Division of Mental Health Services NJ: 1-800-382-6717

Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare Youth Partial Care Program: Partial care program for youth 12-17 with emotional/behavioral problems. The program provides up to 5 hours of group-based services daily. Other services include case management, individual counseling and support, addiction treatment including random drug and alcohol screening, skill development in activities of daily living, relationships, anger management and other essential skills, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring, and transportation. 609-396-0800 

Local Support Groups:

General:

Intensive Family Support Services (NJ): Offers supportive activities to assist families who have a relative diagnosed with mental illness.  Families are offered a variety of services based on the individual's need.  Services are available to any family and are free of charge.  Psycho education, single family consultations, support, respite, advocacy and referrals. 1-866-626-4437

Mercer County Youth Partnership: Group made up of active young people ages 13-21 whose mission is to educate the community on mental health issues. WEBSITE

Mental Health Association in NJ: Helps mental health consumers and their families explore services available in their community.  Also advocates for needed services. 973-571-4100 WEBSITE

NAMI NJ (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with a mental illness and their families.  Provides self-help groups, education and advocacy.  732-940-0991WEBSITE

Anxiety/Phobias:

GROW: Mutual self-help group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.  Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meets in Hamilton. 732-575-5765

New Perspectives: Mutual support for persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or panic disorder.  Meets in Washington Crossing. 609-818-0177

OCD Support Group: Support for persons who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.  Family members and friends are welcome.  Meets in Marlton. 856-751-1957

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Informal forum for support, education and socialization among those diagnosed with depression, bipolar or related disorders.  Family and friends also welcome.  Meets in Princeton. WEBSITE

Resources:

General:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Resources and advocacy for children and adolescents. WEBSITE

American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives: Consumer based website with information and resources. WEBSITE

American Psychological Association: The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. WEBSITE

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law. WEBSITE

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health: Parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families. WEBSITE

Half of Us: Website dedicated to helping others cope with feelings, reach out to friends and encourage the conversation on mental health. WEBSITE

Mental Health America (MHA): Addresses the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. WEBSITE

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Focuses on support, advocacy and research for improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. 1-800-950-6264 WEBSITE

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center: Provides information and literature on anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. 1-888-615-6464 WEBSITE

National Mental Health Services Information Center: Refers callers to mental health organizations. 1-800-789-2647 WEBSITE

New York University Child Study Center: The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder. WEBSITE

NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline: (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.) Provides information and referral to all public mental health services in NJ.  1-866-202-4357

Reach out/Speak Out Self-Help Center: Consumer-run self-help center that offers mutual support and socialization for mental health consumers.  Advocacy, education, social activities and referrals in Hamilton, NJ. 609-586-2551

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. WEBSITE

Value Options: Provides comprehensive information on all emotional, behavioral and mental health services for children up to age 18 and their families. 1-877-652-7624

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. WEBSITE

Anxiety/Phobias:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Promotes diagnosis and treatment of all anxiety and related disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.  Provides referrals, education and clinical trial information. WEBSITE

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.: Support and education for people with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, their families and professionals.  Listings of treatment providers and support groups.WEBSITE

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. WEBSITE

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

Brain & Behavior Research Fund: The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.  WEBSITE

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Mutual support and information for persons with depression and bipolar disorder and their families.  Provides education on the nature of depressive illnesses.  Advocacy for research and improved access to care. WEBSITE

Dep-Anon: 12-Step program for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a family member's depression. WEBSITE

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: Provides information posted by members to provide support to families of children or teens with bipolar disorder.  WEBSITE

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred): Dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression. iFred is dedicated to Bringing Depression Hope. WEBSITE